Christen Hardee-Thompson Photo

Christen Hardee-Thompson

Head Coach 2nd season

  • Alma Mater
    Humboldt State


Christen Hardee-Thompson returns as the head coach for Menlo Softball for her second season in 2018. During her first season, she led the Oaks to a 31-18 record, the most wins in a single-season in program history. This helped the Oaks clinch their second GSAC playoff berth in as many season, one of three Menlo programs to make the GSAC playoffs in its first two seasons. Several Oaks took home post-season awards under her tutelage, with four players making the All-GSAC team, five GSAC and Daktronics Scholar-Athletes, and one Cliff Hamlow Champion of Character award, the first in team history.

While at San Jose State prior to Menlo, Hardee-Thompson helped the team to a WAC championship in 2013 – its first in program history – and was a part of its 137-88 record during a four year span. She was twice named the SJSU Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and claimed Academic Assistant Coach of the Year honors in 2015.

Hardee-Thompson spent her playing career as an accomplished catcher at Humboldt State where she helped the team to a Division II National Championship in 1999. As a catcher for the Lumberjacks, she received all-region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association in 2001 and would be inducted into the Humboldt State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.

A standout in the classroom as well, Hardee-Thompson graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2004 with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science and Geology with a minor in Watershed Management. She was a four-time NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete and a three-time Pac-West Academic All-Conference selection. Hardee-Thompson continued her education in Dec. 2014 when she earned a Masters in Kinesiology from Texas Women's University with National Fastpitch Coaches College graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Her previous professional and coaching experiences include: four years of teaching at both the high school and junior high level, a pair of seasons as an assistant softball coach at Delta College and College of the Redwoods and serving as an instructor at a number of camps and clinics.


2018 Softball Roster
# Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown Previous School
1 Regina Juarez JR OF 5-5 Lathrop, Calif. Lathrop HS
2 Cassie Grana SR INF 5-3 Downey, Calif. Downey High School
3 Brooke Menesini SR UTIL 5-7 Yerington, Nev. Yerington HS
4 Natalie Dorsey SR UTIL 5-3 San Jose, Calif. CSU Stanislaus
5 Bryce Etzler SR INF 5-5 Red Bluff, Calif. McNeese State University
6 Victoria Cervantes SO P/INF 5-5 Escondido, Calif. Escondido HS
7 Lauren Harrison SO OF 5-5 Escondido, Calif. San Pasqual HS
8 Keeley Hernandez SO OF 5-7 Visalia, Calif. Redwood HS
9 Jordan Kennedy SR P 5-5 Sparks, Nev. Spanish Springs HS
10 Natalie Vaneri FR  
13 Elizabeth Torosian SO  
14 Katelyn Magana FR  
15 Brooke Shigematsu SR INF 5-4 Stockton, Calif. Lincoln HS
16 Taylor Railey FR  
17 Alyssa Busch FR  
18 Malia Johnson FR  
22 Larissa Martinez FR  
24 Alaina Morgan SR UTIL 5-8 Gig Harbor, Wash. Peninsula HS
44 Ariana Belarde SO OF 5-2 Lakewood, Calif. Los Alamitos HS

Coaching Staff

Christen Hardee-Thompson Photo
Head Coach
2nd season
Humboldt State
Casey Watt Photo
Assistant Coach
1st season
San Jose State
Emily Rogers Photo
Assistant Coach
1st season
San Jose State
Karl Reyes Photo
Head Performance Coach
2nd season